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Certified Canine Massage Therapist.  Prior to becoming a massage therapist, Katie was employed as an exotic animal trainer & caretaker.  Her degrees are in Pre-Vet Animal Science as well as Exotic Animal Training & Management.  She has 10+ years experience with exotic & domestic animals!

canine massage & stretching

Top 10 Benefits:
  • Relieves muscle tension, improving flexibility & increasing range of motion

  • Deters separation anxiety

  • Breaks up soft tissue adhesions & scar tissue, improving compensation patterns

  • Strengthens & regulates the respiratory, circulatory, immune, & gastrointestinal functions

  • Decreases the production of stress hormones

  • Flushes toxins from the body

  • Accelerates recovery from soft tissue injury

  • Decreases inflammation in the joints

  • Enhances dog/owner bond

  • Regular massage allows for faster detection of illness, disease, & injury

How we got into Canine Massage?

Katie got certified in Canine Massage in 2015 to help her own dog, Bailey, who was suffering from a torn CCL (the canine equivalent of the ACL) at only 3 years of age.  In an effort to avoid multiple surgeries and enough cage confinement post-surgery to cause her active young dog to become depressed, Katie looked into other options.  After countless hours of research, she reached out to Posh Ortho Dog, a company that makes custom braces for dogs with cruciate ligament injuries.  After reviewing her X-rays, Posh confirmed that Bailey was definitely a good candidate for a Posh Dog Knee Brace.  Katie combined the knee brace with massage and it was a recipe for success.  Flash forward to 2019, Bailey hasn't had to wear the brace in almost 2 years and she Still moves better than she did before the injury.  Posh was amazing throughout the entire process!!  They love what they do and they genuinely want to help dogs get better!  Katie still believes that finding the Posh Dog Knee Brace was one of the best things she ever did for Bailey!

If your dog is suffering from a torn CCL and you're interested in the Posh Dog Knee Brace, you can find them at

https://www.poshdogkneebrace.com.